Volume 19, Number 1—January 2013
Human Gastroenteritis Outbreak Associated with Escherichia albertii, Japan
|Isolate||Origin of isolates
|Participants, n = 44
||Kitchen staff, n = 10
|E. albertii† and E. coli O183:H18‡||7||0||0||0||0|
|E. coli O183:H18‡||3||0||0||0||0|
*None, negative for both pathogens.
†Initially identified as atypical (lactose negative) E. coli OUT:HNM harboring the intimin (eae) gene.
‡Initially identified as eae negative E. coli OUT:H18 harboring the Shiga toxin 2d and enteroaggregative E.coli heat-stable toxin genes.